I needed to create several custom scripts and chose Perl as I heard it was powerful yet quick language to grasp. After much searching I dindt find any tutorials to help me get from Perl newb and Nagios intermediate to custom Perl check very quickly. It actually took allot of reading and searching to come up with a simple framework for most custom Perl Nagios checks. Yes, I know there is a Perl Mod for Nagios but I couldnt understand it... Perl newb (-: I hope this will help the next non-Perl sysadmin that follows in my path.
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